Leadership Forum Inc. Merges with Acorn Consulting

NEW YORK and LONDON, September 1, 2016

Leadership Forum Inc., the executive leadership training and coaching organization led by Dr. Wanda Wallace, announced on Thursday that it had merged with Acorn Consulting, led by Peter Wright. The joint practice will be called Leadership Forum Inc. (LFI). LFI helps organizations get it and keep it – by working with people through workshops, off-site meetings, consulting and coaching to improve the following: strategic thinking, insight, and execution; leadership development, coaching and assessment; team performance; inclusivity and diversity; and integrated talent management.

Peter Wright will lead the coaching practice, the integrated talent management practice and is launching the new Executive Assessment business within LFI. The Executive Assessment unit conducts assessment of leadership capacity for career and leadership development, recruitment and team planning.

Co-founder Liam Fahey will remain responsible for strategic thinking and insight. President and CEO Dr. Wallace will continue to focus on leadership development in all aspects, team performance and diversity.

About Wanda Wallace, Ph.D.

Dr. Wanda Wallace is President and CEO of Leadership Forum, Inc. (LFI). LFI helps organizations get it and keep it – from talent to strategic thinking. Its focus is on enabling leaders to deliver better results through better thinking, better execution, better leadership, better teams and better diversity.

Dr. Wallace coaches leaders, conducts seminars and works with teams to improve leadership capability. In all of her work, she brings together her academic background with her practical experience working with leaders.

About Liam Fahey, Ph.D.

Dr. Liam Fahey is co-founder and principal of LFI. He has over 30 years’ experience working with executive teams developing and executing strategy in a wide variety of industries globally. His books include: Learning from the Future: Competitive Foresight Scenarios (1998), Competitors: Outwitting, Outmaneuvering and Outperforming (1999), and The Portable MBA in Strategy (2nd ed, 2001). He holds a Ph.D. degree from University of Pittsburgh and M.B.S. and B. Comm. degrees from University College Dublin, Ireland.

About Peter Wright

Peter Wright is a truly global executive experienced in leading HR functions for some of the world’s best-known companies.

He has held senior positions at Zurich Insurance, AIG, Estee Lauder, Merrill Lynch, BP, Allied Domecq and Unilever. He is highly skilled in leading organizations and executive teams through significant growth, crisis and business transformation, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, restructuring, organizational transformation and public offerings. At the beginning of 2014, Peter founded Acorn Strategy Consulting.